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Discharging Tax Debt

If you are interested in discharging some of your income tax debts, you could be eligible to do so under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy law. 

Before you apply for bankruptcy protection, however, you should exhaust all of your other options. If you are forced to file for bankruptcy, you must be careful which type you choose. Most people want to apply for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as you will have most of your debts discharged. However, not everyone is eligible for this category of bankruptcy.

Those who do not qualify can often apply for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection. You will be asked to create a repayment plan to take care of some of your debts, after which the rest of your debts will be discharged. You must qualify under the five tax rules to qualify: due date for filing a tax return must be at least three years ago; the tax return was filed no more than two years ago; the assessment is at least 240 days old; the return itself was not fraudulent; and the individual is not guilty of tax evasion.

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